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Green Nobel prize winners to be awarded tomorrow
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Tuesday, 15 April 2003
The winners of this years so-called green Nobel prizes will be honoured in Washington tomorrow. They include two Aboriginal elders from Australia who blocked a nuclear dump, a Filipino man who started the worlds first national campaign to ban waste incinerators, and a Nigerian man who fought logging in his countrys last rainforest. The 2003 Goldman Environmental Prizes are designed to reward grassroots work to prevent ecological degradation, particularly by business interests. They are each worth 125,000 US dollars and are awarded to individuals who have faced daunting odds and who have inspired ordinary people to follow them.
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